"Standing armies consist of professional soldiers who owe their livelihood and income to the government. Unlike civilians who render periodic service in local militia, professional soldiers do not own property and therefore do not have any source of income other than the government’s military paymaster. Thus, they are more likely to serve the government’s interests, regardless of whether its leaders are dishonest and corrupt or not. In fact, standing armies may even promote rapacious foreign or domestic policies if such policies enrich the army. In contrast, arms bearing, property owning citizen militiamen have a stake in the health of the republic as a whole and can be trusted to act in the republic’s best interests, whether those interests call for action in support of or against the political leadership of the nation." ~ Anthony Dennis
I came from an abusive family of Christian republican sheeple. I caught hell at home and at school. While I was attending school, I never fit in with the other students. I was also forced to wear 20 year out of fashion clothes during my elementary school years. I grew up believing that something was very wrong with me!
Upon reaching adulthood, I joined the Army because I had believed all of the statist propaganda I was taught in government school. I am thankful that I never had to go to war while I was in. My first three decades of life had been quite horrible over all, but I kept searching for truth and wisdom. I had always been an avid reader, and by reading; I eventually healed myself for the most part, and I discovered anarchism as well. The changes that I went through were extremely dramatic: I now love my life very much indeed, and I am now calm and happy by default.
Homesteading, philosophy, permaculture, solar energy, integrated home design, ect.
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